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“Falling Forward” Anyone?… In the Head of a Performer with John Simpson

It’s been a long time, and my color’s drab. It needs a little love and I’m wearing it down… I want Ombre… can I get Ombre today? I lost a ton of cur-rr-rlll, it needs to be real BIG… I want to have it all!…

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Salon Iris software teams up with Demandforce

November 1, 2011 Wixom, MI – Salon Iris software has teamed up with Demandforce to offer great new opportunities for those beauty businesses looking to increase web traffic and marketing capabilities. Demandforce is a completely optional feature that Salon Iris users can utilize to help…

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Sports Clips Donates $10,000 to PBA Issue Advocacy Fund

Reprinted from American Salon Blog, October 25, 2011 Sports Clips Haircuts Founder and CEO Gordon Logan kicked-off the 2011 Professional Beauty Association (PBA) meeting in September in Las Vegas with a $10,000 matching gift to benefit the association’s Advocacy Fund. The PBA is the largest…

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Do You Know the Cost of Dishonesty in Our Industry?

More than a dozen PBA members and executives from beauty companies across the U.S. joined forces on Capitol Hill Thursday, October 13, for the 2011 PBA Lobby Day. The team split up into multiple groups for a full day of non-stop meetings with members of…

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Larry Kopsa’s Steps to a ‘Spook’tacular Salon… It is Halloween Don’t You Know!

by Larry Kopsa Why should you attend a BeautyU webinar on Halloween? Well, if you think about it, running a business can be pretty frightful.  This webinar is geared toward two distinct types of salon and spa owners – those who are struggling to dig…

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Henryk Lobaczewski Opens the Doors to His “Glass House” Editorial Collection

Steve Elias, master stylist and NAHA icon, sits down with photographer and designer Henryk Lobaczewski to peer inside the creative process behind his editorial collection “The Glass House”  in the latest issue of Tantalum Magazine. Below is an excerpt of the interview: STEVE: How as the layered effect…

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Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel Releases Findings on the Use of Formaldehyde and Methylene Glycol in Beauty Products

Panel deems it safe for use in cosmetics and nail hardening products; however unsafe in the present practices of use and concentration in hair smoothing products Phoenix, AZ (October 6, 2011) – On September 28, 2011, at its 120th meeting in Washington, the Cosmetic Ingredient…

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NLRB Postpones Deadline to Post Unionization Rights Pending Legal Challenges

The National Association of Wholesaler – Distributors (NAW) released a statement yesterday, October 5, informing employers that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has pushed the deadline to post unionization rights in the workplace from November 14, 2011, to January 31, 2012. The NLRB ruling requires most private-sector…

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West Coast’s Biggest and Best Beauty Show Continues to Expand and Offer the Ultimate Beauty Experience

ISSE Long Beach | January 28 – January 30, 2012 │ Long Beach Convention Center │ Long Beach, California Phoenix, AZ – The West Coast’s biggest and best beauty event, the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) Long Beach, will once again take over Long…

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Seattle City Council Approves Legislation Requiring Paid Sick Leave

September 19, 2011, Pacific Printing Industries Association (PPI) – Employers in Seattle will have to offer their employees paid sick leave under legislation approved Monday, September 12, by the Seattle City Council. Washington, D.C., and San Francisco also have similar laws. The measure, which goes…

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